Bonbright Streamer Fly

Hook: Partridge Heritage Streamer Hook #2 9x

Thread: White 6/0 Tail: Golden pheasant crest sweeping up then 2 long narrow sections of white and red married duck quill one with the white on top and the other with red on top

Body: Silver flat tinsel

Rib: Silver oval tinsel

Throat: White hackle fibers Wing: 4 long neck hackles Shoulder: Golden pheasant nearly as long as the wing then red duck breast

Eye: Jungle cock nail

Horns: Blue macaw tail fibers

Head: Black

Larry’s Special Carrie Stevens pattern

Bonbright Streamer Fly. Lots of history with this fly pattern. Here I tied it as Bert Quimby’s adaptation which he called the Ross McKenney. The Bonbright was originally a fly tied for salt water and was an adaptation of the Colonel White Streamer. The Bonbright was a tarpon fly developed by G. D. B. Bonbright. It is one of Maine’s earliest salmon flies after L. Dana Chapman adapted it for the Maine waters, he called his adaptation the Dana. Joseph Bates used his own adaptation of the Dana fishing with a guide named Ross McKenny on the Allagash in the 1930s. Bates shared the pattern with his guide and the next year it showed up in Bert Quimby’s catalog under the name the Ross McKenney streamer. Lots of names, history and most likely little minor changes. Here tied on a Partridge Heritage Streamer Hook using Ewingfeatherbirds hackles and topped off Solarez Bone Dry

Scott A. Biron

Scott A Biron

Scott is a member of the Regal Vice Pro Team, Partridge Pro Endorsed Team, Solarez Pro Team, Ewing Feather Birds Pro Team a Fulling Mill Ambassador and enjoys relationships with Orvis, Loon Outdoors and Hareline.

New London, New Hampshire USA